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Jenifer Jeanette Lewis was born on 25 January 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is an actress known for appearing in Broadway musicals as well as films. She was a part of “Sister Act”, “Beaches”, and “The Preacher’s Wife”, but all of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jenifer Lewis? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. Aside from her numerous films, she’s also been a part of television series and mini-series, including “Strong Medicine”, “Girlfriends”, and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Jenifer Lewis Net Worth $2 million

Jenifer attended Kinloch High School, and after matriculating went to Webster University, then after graduating, she moved to New York to pursue a career as a performer. She appeared in various Broadway musicals including “Eubie” in which she was cast as the titular character. She was also considered for a role in the hit musical “Dreamgirls”, but then went to work as a background singer for Bette Midler. The two also worked together in the film “Beaches” which would start to open up more on-screen opportunities for her. She also developed a nightclub act, and was a Pre-Show announcer at Disneyland’s Star Tours.

In 1990, Lewis moved to Los Angeles and started being cast in various television shows, including “Dream On”, “In Living Color”, and “Friends”. She appeared in the final season of “A Different World” and had recurring appearances in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1991 to 1996. She was also cast in the short lived drama “Courthouse”. During this time she became part of the comedy film “Sister Act” which starred Whoopi Goldberg, and continued with more films such as “Poetic Justice” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. Her performance in that film earned her a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Other films she was cast in during this period include “Renaissance Man”, “Panther” and “Dead Presidents”, all contributing to her net worth.

In 2000, Lewis became a part of the film “Cast Away” in a supporting role, and a regular cast member of the drama “Strong Medicine” until the end of its run in 2006; she also performed the theme song of the show. She then had a recurring role in the sitcom “Girlfriends”, and the following year she was cast in the romantic comedy “The Brothers”, as well as becoming part of several Tyler Perry films. In 2008, she continued her work on stage by being cast in “Hairspray”; she also guest starred in “Boston Legal” and “That’s So Raven’. Lewis then ventured into voice work, most notably in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” which won her an Annie Award.

In 2010, she was cast in the Clint Eastwood film “Hereafter”, and followed it up with 2011’s “Five”, a performance which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination. A few of her latest projects include “Baggage Claim” and “The Wedding Ringer”. She was also cast in the comedy series “Black-ish” which earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.

For her personal life, it is known that she married retired marine Arnold Byrd in 2012. She also has a daughter from a previous relationship. Jenifer revealed that she has Bipolar disorder, and has been treating it for the past decade.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 25, 1957
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Profession:Actress
Education:Webster University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Arnold Byrd
Children:Charmaine Lewis
Movies:The Princess and the Frog, Cars, What's Love Got to Do with It, Think Like A Man, Cars 2, The Preacher's Wife, Jackie's Back, Think Like a Man Too, The Wedding Ringer, Meet the Browns
TV shows:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Strong Medicine, The PJs, Courthouse, Cars Toons
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Despite playing her mother in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Lewis is just 1 year older than Angela Bassett.
2Despite playing her mother in The Preacher's Wife (1996), Lewis was just 6 years older than Whitney Houston.
3Graduated from Webster University, Missouri.
4Has an adopted daughter named Charmaine.
5She is the youngest of seven children.
6Sang in her church choir at the age of five.
7She starred in and co-wrote a one-woman show called "The Diva is Dismissed." It earned her two NAACP Theater Awards.
8She began her career on Broadway in "Eubie".
9Was once one of Bette Midler's Harlettes.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1She often plays a character's mother or grandmother in movies or shows


Quotes

#Quote
1I'm in the moment. I'm always in the moment of life.
2If you don't love it, don't touch it.
3I want to co-produce again.
4If you just want to be a star, go away.
5I've been burn when it comes to my hair that it ain't no joke.
6I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair, and I don't know if it's because I'm a celebrity but by the time I leave there, we are eating chicken and talking and screaming.
7You never know when you start a project just how good it can be.
8You have to be a star to be in this business.
9Whoopi and I have been friends ever since she claimed she couldn't sing on the set of Sister Act.
10What if Whitney was at her top, and we brought in a name like Whitney Houston, it would sell.
11It's important to e alive in those moment, especially when you're doing something you love to do.
12Saturday night is when my hair would be fixed up and that was my memory.
13Sometimes I think I take on a lot of work but that's me.
14I had not starred in an independent film and it's about a woman who owned a hair salon.
15If you can find something you love, go for it everyday of your life, and it would be really good to you.
16America has a relationship with Bobby and Whitney.
17Apart from being Jenifer Lewis. The name pulls people in.
18We didn't have a beauty shop as I grew up.
19I don't have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop.
20But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules - rules that are gentle and kind.
21You are a black goddess when you come out the salon.
22You think you can go into all those auditions not knowing who you are? The work came after I found my sense of self - when I wasn't so manic and desperate.
23A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is and looks fabulous doing it.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy SeriesBlack-ish (2014)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBaggage Claim (2013)· Djimon Hounsou
· Adam Brody
· Jill Scott
· Derek Luke
· Taye Diggs
· Lauren London
· Terrence Jenkins
· Trey Songz
· Tia Mowry-Hardrict
· Boris Kodjoe
· La La Anthony
· Christina Milian
· Affion Crockett
· Paula Patton
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, FemaleFive (2011)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialFive (2011)
2012Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaFive (2011)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesFive (2011)
2010AnnieAnnie AwardsVoice Acting in a Feature ProductionThe Princess and the Frog (2009)
2006Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceStrong Medicine (2000)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActressJackie's Back! (1999)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Preacher's Wife (1996)
1995Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWhat's Love Got to Do with It (1993)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Panther1995/IRita
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesMedina
Last Days of Russell1994TV MovieAunt Yvette
Friends1994TV SeriesPaula
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesAmanda Baldwin Cooper
Shake, Rattle and Rock!1994TV MovieAmanda
Corrina, Corrina1994Jevina
Deconstructing Sarah1994TV MovieBetty
Renaissance Man1994Mrs. Coleman
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1993-1994TV SeriesGeorgia Rodman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesMystique
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993Vegas Backup Singer #1
Moon Over Miami1993TV SeriesAurora Tyler
Roc1993TV SeriesCharlaine
Undercover Blues1993Cab Driver
The Meteor Man1993Mrs. Williams, Lewis' Mother
Poetic Justice1993Annie
A Different World1990-1993TV SeriesDean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport / Susan Clayton
What's Love Got to Do with It1993Zelma Bullock
In Living Color1993TV SeriesVarious
Dream On1992TV SeriesCarolyn
Frozen Assets1992Jomisha
Sister Act1992Michelle
Murphy Brown1990-1991TV SeriesSales Person
Sunday in Paris1991TV ShortTaylor Chase
Stat1991TV SeriesFelicia Brown
Beaches1988Diva (as Jenifer Jeanette Lewis)
Red Heat1988Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited)
Big Hero 6: The Series2017TV Series filmingProfessor Granville (2017) (voice)
Black-ish2014-2017TV SeriesRuby / Ruby Johnson / Rosy
It Had to Be You2015TV MovieReggie
Instant Mom2015TV SeriesDelois
The Wedding Ringer2015Doris Jenkins
The Exes2015TV SeriesCaren Dupree
Think Like a Man Too2014Loretta
Secrets of the Magic City2014Aunt Valerie
The Boondocks2014TV SeriesGeraldine / Boss Willona
Baggage Claim2013Catherine
Disney Infinity2013Video GameFlo (voice)
Playin' for Love2013Alize Gates
Tales from Radiator Springs2013TV SeriesFlo
Zambezia2012Gogo (voice)
Think Like a Man2012Loretta
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom2012Video GameMama Odie Shenzi (voice)
Five2011TV MovieMaggie
The Playboy Club2011TV SeriesPearl
State of Georgia2011TV SeriesPatrice
Cars 2: The Video Game2011Video GameFlo (voice)
Cars 22011Flo (voice)
When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren2011Video shortRetirement Home Waitress (uncredited)
American Dad!2011TV SeriesLessie
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesReceptionist / Middle-Aged Woman / Woman / ...
Meet the Browns2009-2010TV SeriesVera Brown
Hereafter2010Candace
The Princess and the Frog2009Mama Odie (voice)
The Princess and the Frog2009Video GameMama Odie (voice)
Cars Race-O-Rama2009Video GameFlo (voice)
Not Easily Broken2009Mary 'Mama' Clark
Prop 8: The Musical2008ShortRiffing Prop 8'er
Meet the Browns2008Vera
Boston Legal2007-2008TV SeriesJudge Isabel Fisher
Cars Mater-National2007Video GameFlo (voice)
Redrum2007Therapist
Who's Your Caddy?2007C-Note's Mom
Shark2007TV SeriesEllie Broussard
Day Break2007TV SeriesElizabeth Hopper
The Heart Specialist2006Nurse Jackson
Dirty Laundry2006/IAunt Lettuce
Cars2006Video GameFlo (voice)
Girlfriends2002-2006TV SeriesVeretta Childs
Cars2006Flo (voice)
Madea's Family Reunion2006Milay Jenay Lori
Strong Medicine2000-2006TV SeriesReceptionist Lana Hawkins
Shark Tale2004Motown Turtle (voice)
The Cookout2004Lady Em
Nora's Hair Salon2004Nora Harper
That's So Raven2004TV SeriesVivian Baxter
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesAunt Spice
The Sunday Morning Stripper2003ShortDemetria
Antwone Fisher2002Aunt (uncredited)
Family Affair2002TV SeriesMrs. Summers
Juwanna Mann2002Aunt Ruby
The PJs1999-2001TV SeriesBebe Ho
The Ponder Heart2001TV MovieNarcissa Wingfield
The Brothers2001Louise Smith
Cast Away2000Becca Twig
Bette2000TV SeriesInez
Partners2000TV MovieDetective Lancy
Dancing in September2000Judge Warner
Little Richard2000TV MovieMuh Penniman
For Your Love1998-2000TV SeriesMel and Reggie's Mother / Sylvia Ellis
Time of Your Life1999TV SeriesJoss's Mother
Grown Ups1999TV SeriesMelissa's Mother
Moesha1999TV SeriesMrs. Biggs
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997-1999TV SeriesHazel / Black Widow Spider
Mystery Men1999Lucille
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieJackie Washington
The Jamie Foxx Show1999TV SeriesJosie
Blast from the Past1999Dr. Aron
An Unexpected Life1998TV MovieCamille
Rituals1998Short
The Mighty1998Mrs. Addison
The Parent 'Hood1998TV SeriesLinda
The Temptations1998TV SeriesMama Rose
Promised Land1997TV SeriesQueenie
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesQueenie
The Preacher's Wife1996Margueritte Coleman
Cosby1996TV SeriesBernice
Girl 61996Boss #1 - Lil
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991-1996TV SeriesAunt Helen
Courthouse1995TV SeriesJudge Rosetta Reide
Dead Presidents1995Mrs. Curtis
Living Single1995TV SeriesDelia Deveaux
Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan1995TV MovieDenice Cooper

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strong MedicineTV Series composer - 132 episodes, 2000 - 2006 theme vocals - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Princess and the Frog2009performer: "Dig a Little Deeper"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Roseanne Show1998TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Living Color1993TV Series characters - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jackie's Back!1999TV Movie co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Her Own Rhythm2015Documentary short post-productionHerself
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHerself
Exhale2014TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHerself
The Doctors2013TV Series
Black Actress2013TV SeriesHerself
Piper's QUICK Picks2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Of Two Minds2012DocumentaryHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2009TV SeriesHerself
SAG Foundation Conversations2009TV SeriesHerself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
The Road to Cars2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Earth to America2005TV MovieHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2004TV SeriesHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHerself
Get Bruce1999DocumentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHerself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Bette Midler No Frills1983TV MovieHerself (as Jennifer Lewis, The Harlettes)

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